Curcuma longa (turmeric) has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for inflammatory conditions. Turmeric constituents include the three curcuminoids: curcumin (diferuloylmethane; the primary constituent and the one responsible for its vibrant yellow color), demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin. This drink sound a little ” extreme” for the average palate but it is surprising tasty. The ingredients also work together to activate the healthy polyphenols which are reported to have numerous bioactive activities, including :
- Antioxidant – protection from free radical forming carcinogens
- Anti-inflammatory – helps maintain joint health
- Reduces glycaemic index of foods – helps restore blood sugar
- Works with probiotics to help a healthy gut
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pure turmeric powder
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp of honey or maple syrup, if vegan
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup hot water
Where can these ingredients be bought:
All these ingredients online from tesco.com or ocado.com, but you can also purchase them from most large supermarkets or health food stores. The turmeric can be bought in most asian or Arabic stores or online via http://www.wunderworkshop.com.
How to make turmeric latte
- To a large jar or glass, add the turmeric, cinnamon and then the hot water.
- Add the vanilla essence, maple syrup and coconut oil.
- Stir well until the coconut oil is melted.
- Add the coconut milk and stir.
Now drink and enjoy but don’t make another if you don’t find it palatable. Meals must be enjoyable for you to benefit in the long term. You can alway try the other recipes on our blog or for convenience and taste take a whole food polyphenol rich supplement, containing turmeric as a capsule form.